Connecting to the industrial IoT

Echelon has announced its FT 6050 SoC, which provides flexible wired IP connectivity targeted for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices. The FT 6050 is part of Echelon’s IzoT platform for industrial control based on the Echelon ISO-standard Free Topology (FT) architecture. The FT 6050 provides a bridge between existing communications used in industrial devices and the IP connectivity the IIoT brings. The FT 6050 will enable industrial developers to have a choice of communications protocols such as LonWorks, BACnet, or Modbus while also enabling new and emerging IP connectivity requirements.